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The National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations is pleased to invite you to a

Congressional Briefing Series Event


"Changing Dynamics of U.S.-Mideast Defense Relations:
Withdraw? Downsize? Remain Engaged?
Redeploy? Reconfigure?"


April 1, 2008
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Room 2322, Rayburn House Office Building


Featured Speaker:

General Anthony C. Zinni, USMC (Ret.)

General Zinni served as Commander in Chief of the U.S. Central Command from 1997 to 2000. He retired in 2000 after a 39-year career in the United States Marine Corps, and in 2001 was appointed Senior Adviser and U.S. envoy to the Middle East by Secretary of State Colin Powell. He serves now as Executive Vice President of DynCorp International, a company providing support services to civilian, military, and humanitarian agencies worldwide. He is the author of a New York Times best seller, a book on foreign policy entitled The Battle for Peace.


Introduction by:

Congressman Jim Moran (VA - 8th District)

Congressman Jim Moran was elected to his ninth term in the U.S. House of Representatives in November 2006. He is a member of the Appropriations Committee, where he serves on the Defense Subcommittee and Interior Subcommittee. He represents the Eighth Congressional District of Virginia, which now consists of the Cities of Alexandria and Falls Church, Arlington County, and portions of Fairfax County, including the districts of Lee, Mason, Providence, Mt. Vernon and Reston.



Dr. John Duke Anthony
President and CEO, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations

Dr. Anthony, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations since 1986, is the founding President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations. For the past 34 years, he has also been a consultant and regular lecturer on the Arabian Peninsula and the Gulf for the Departments of Defense and State, and, beginning in 2006 and continuing to the present, developed and taught a course on "Politics of the Arabian Peninsula" to graduate students at the School of Foreign Service, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University.


Format for this event is as follows:
Refreshments and Light Fare - 12:30-1:00
Remarks - 1:00-1:30
Questions - 1:30-2:00


R.S.V.P. (Acceptances Only) via email to
Seating is limited - first-come, first-serve.



If you have any questions you can call the National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations at (202) 293-6466.


Established in 1983, the National Council is a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit, non-governmental organization. Its mission is educating Americans and others about America's relationships and interests with the Arab and Islamic worlds. A fuller description of the Council's numerous projects, programs, events, publications, and activities can be accessed at The National Council does not employ or retain a lobbyist.

Please note that this event meets the criteria of a "widely attended event," as defined under the new House ethics rules: the event is open to the public and is being actively advertised to an audience of non-Hill staff, with the expectation that more than 25 non-Hill staff will attend. If staffers have further questions, they should contact the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct at (202) 225-7103.



National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations, 1730 M St., NW, Washington, DC 20036

Phone: (202) 293-6466 - Fax: (202) 293-7770